Dead Cells: The Bad Seed from Motion Twin and Evil Empire provides several new areas to Dead Cells meant to shake things up. They modify the game in a way that makes it feel exciting and new, that if you’ve been playing for any length of time, has either become incredibly predictable or overstayed its welcome. The DLC is well worth the asking price, and the locations and associated enemies are to die for. The Bad Seed never felt so good.
Dead Cells is a first of its kind roguevania, and while the idea of mashing up these genres seems a bit strange, it works incredibly well. If you didn’t know, this has been on Steam Early Access for the past year and change. When I previewed this last year, I knew it was something special. Now with the “1.0” build, I’m confident in saying that it’s still special, a prime example of Early Access done right, and one of the finest games of the year.